17th October 2018
When a friend or family member passes away it is a very difficult and upsetting time. The loss of a loved one can be particularly overwhelming if you also have to deal with all the paperwork and administration of the death alongside your grieving.
To reduce the stress during this time it is a good idea to be as organised as possible. Ensuring that you do everything within the given timescales will help stop the list of tasks mounting up and causing you additional pressure.
Our Probate Department at Lamb Brooks Solicitors in Basingstoke are supportive and compassionate, working with you every step of the way to administer estates efficiently allowing you time to spend with your family.
Here are some of the initial steps you need to take if you are responsible for the probate of someone who has died:
After the funeral there will other administration tasks to carry out, but at this point it is important to have dealt with the main and urgent points above and allow yourself time to grieve.
Appointing a probate solicitor to deal with the administration of the estate will take the pressure off your shoulders and you can trust that affairs will be dealt with accurately. The solicitor will need a copy of the death certificate and any information that you can find about the deceased’s finances.
Going through bereavement is a distressing time, but you can have some peace of mind that our Private Client department at Lamb Brooks have a wealth of experience in this area of law and approach matters with a compassionate and understanding attitude.
If you have lost a loved one and need some assistance dealing with their estate, please get in touch today on 01256 844888 or contact Sue Squires (email@example.com) or Elizabeth Groom (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.
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